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Code: BEC49 Becoming an Effective Chair

This course is relevant for all chairs’, vice chairs’, committee chairs’ and governors who aspire to become chair. This course has been updated to better reflect new DfE and Ofsted requirements. Lunch is provided for this training so please let us know if you have any allergies/special dietary requirements. Outcomes Delegates will gain: • an enhanced understanding of the role of chair • a wider repertoire of strategies for managing a governing body, leading to greater confidence in fulfilling the role • project work related to your own governing body • an offering of free mentoring Outline The course uses a variety of learning approaches and emphasises the practical application of knowledge and skills and will encompass: • leading and managing the work of "Team GB" • supporting strategic leadership • ensuring accountability, budget management and financial probity Tutor Kathy Dunnett, Senior Governance Advisor

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1 05 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Holiday Inn, Hemel Map

Code: SLK13 Role of the Safeguarding link governor

This course is aimed at governors who oversee safeguarding as the link governor.

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1 06 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: PW19 Introduction to Pupil Welfare and Wellbeing


Outcomes
This training is suitable for all governors and will examine the range of issues and experiences that can impact on pupils' wellbeing and vulnerability. Increasing attention is now being paid to how schools are supporting pupils' emotional health and wellbeing, improving behaviour and closing the gap for vulnerable groups.

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1 07 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: IND339 Induction for Governors

This full day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.

We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first 3 months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.

The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. Financial management and best value

Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know your school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.

Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.

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1 09 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Map

Code: SC76 Safeguarding Children

This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.


This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.


  • Outline

    This training looks at:
    • safeguarding in the school context
    • the role of Child Protection School Liaison Officers (CPSLO)
    • the nature of child abuse
    • safeguarding Responsibilities
    • gole of the governing board, the headteacher, all staff/volunteers
    • the role of the Designated Senior Person (DSP)
    • child protection policy and procedures
    • statutory child protection training timescales
    • vulnerability of staff in schools
    • management of allegations against staff
    • monitoring and review of school practice, policies and procedures
    • introduction to audit tools - Annual Schools' Safeguarding Practice Checklist and Annual Safeguarding Report
    • an opportunity to ask questions or arrange follow-up contact with your CPSLO.


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1 12 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Goffs Academy Map

Code: GOV/19/10/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools.

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1 13 November 2019 17:30 - 20:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: SRF46 Safer Recruitment Refresher

It is a Hertfordshire recommendation that all safer recruiters receive refresher training to remain accredited. This 2 hour training session is only to be attended by those who have previously completed the all day Safer Recruitment training and whose 5 year accreditation is due to / very recently expired (please check if you are unsure).

This is open for governors and staff to attend - please check costs below.

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1 13 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 West Herts College Map

Code: GV12 Governor Visits

This course is especially useful:

  • for governors who have yet to carry out a governor visit
  • as an In House session for governing boards who wish to re-assess the way they carry out governor visits.
Outline

This session will provide governors with:
  • an overview of the generic requirements applying to linked governors
  • examples of good practice
  • practical advice as to how the GB and individual governors can effectively fulfil their role.

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1 19 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Barnwell Upper School, Stevenage Map

Code: EX108 Exclusions

This training session equips governors to be able to sit on a governors' Disciplinary Committee panel which is a statutory requirement in the case of certain types of school exclusion, including any permanent exclusion. We recommend that panel members are re-trained every 2 years.


Excluding a pupil involves a statutory process that governors should ensure they perform legally and effectively. There will be a mixture of tutor input, group activity/discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

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1 20 November 2019 19:00 - 21:00 South Hill Centre Map

Code: GOV/19/13/A Clerks' network

These termly seminars include presentations covering a range of governance topics for both academies and schools

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1 25 November 2019 09:30 - 12:00 Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Map